Tiket.com, an Indonesian startup that lets users book airline tickets, concert tickets, hotel accomodation, and travel packages, has won the top prize of USD 25K at the Tech-I international competition organized by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Initiative.
The winners were announced at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Dubai held in mid-December.
Since launching in November 2011, Tiket has gone on to grow at a 20 to 50 percent clip every month, according to TechinAsia. So far, it has partnered with 1,000 hotels, six airlines, 30 convert events, and 300 travel agents. Read more
The travel and tourism industry is one of the world’s largest, so it’s inevitable that many startups want to be a part of it. In Singapore, many travel startups have gotten quite a bit of attention too.
But not for one particular company, which had been quietly working the ground for the past few months. Now, however, it seems poised for Primetime.
The Singapore-based startup is ranked 63rd in the country on Alexa – closely behind Agoda and ahead of eBay and Tripadvisor. Its global Alexa ranking of around 20,000 places it in the region of Hipmunk, a highly-touted Silicon Valley travel site.
In additon, it has a partnership with the Taiwan tourism board, secured a seed funding of S$2.2M (US$1.75M) from Lunar Asia Investment, and hired a 15-strong team.
I’m talking about Qiito (pronounced key-tow). What started as a simple product review for me soon grew into an in-depth interview. For those curious about the company, here are some insights from the company’s founder and CEO, Pei-Han Chuang.
We’ve just been told that Flocations, a Singapore travel discovery startup, is now powering budget airline AirAsia’s new app on Google Chrome.
Flocations is essentially a web service that lets users search for plane tickets by price. They can also set the desired destination and duration of their trip. Read more
The Luxe Nomad, a luxury travel site, has agreed to an investment deal of undisclosed terms with Tigris Capital and government agency SPRING Singapore during Echelon 2012, reported e27.
Founded by former Malaysian model Stephanie Chai, The Luxe Nomad curates luxury hotels and resorts and offers special prices at up to 70 percent discount to its members, free-of-charge. Read more
Neoteny Labs, a Singapore-based tech startup incubator, has announced that they are leading a seed funding round in ImpulseFlyer, a private sale platform for luxury and boutique hotels.
The company is co-founded by Steven Gong, who is the CEO, and Andy Croll, the CTO. Steven had previous experience in the online travel industry and consultancy fields, while Andy has worked as a developer and consultant prior to joining the startup. Read more
If you want an easy way to check out the best (i.e. cheapest) plane tickets out of Singapore, FlightLover (iTunes) is for you. Built by Handstand Apps’ Dominic Ee, Ang Junhan, and Sam Kuan – also the co-founders of local maps provider GoThere.sg, FlightLover Singapore was released on the 4th of May on the iTunes app store and within two days, was ranked top three in the Paid Apps list on the Singapore store.
Targeted at travellers with a flexible schedule, instead of asking “Where and when do you want to travel?”, FlightLover asks, “Where and for how long do you wish to travel?” FlightLover then does its magic and finds the cheapest tickets over a 3-month period. Read more
Ever wonder how to build and develop an online business in China? Come and join the Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization Singapore (CEOs) to hear about the Qunar.com Story – China’s largest travel website. Read more
September 16, 2010 by SGE
The largest travel industry conference will be happening again this October in Singapore. In its 6th year, Web In Travel brings together travel industry CEOs, pioneers, investors and futurists in the Asian travel distribution, marketing and technology sector. Read more
Web In Travel (WIT) is calling for submissions to its Start-Up Pitch which will be run as part of the 2009 conference taking place on October 20-23. Read more
The Web In Travel conference brought together an international crowd of participants in the travel industry, but it was really almost a gathering of friends. The travel industry is one of people and relationships, and an emotional one. From all parts of the travel supply chain, WIT, as it is affectionately known, saw hoteliers, global distribution systems and intermediaries like online travel agents and aggregators come together in Singapore again for the 4th WIT conference. Read more